It's an exciting time! New albums by fabulous bands! Presidential elections right around the corner! Massive amounts of media coverage about both!
But just between you and me, while music is OK, I'm spending more and more time following this election stuff! Why? Well, I'm not exactly a political dude, but I get a kick out of listening to all the candidates give interviews! I'm a writer, and I like they way they always try to stay on message! And I like the way they answer questions no one even asks!
Do I think asking a question and answering it is a great way to communicate? You bet! Does change for a quarter include two dimes and a nickel? Absolutely! Should this question be punctuated with a question mark? Of course! Is it entirely possible that space beings are headed to this planet with every intent of spray-painting all of Earth's inhabitants blue? Er…I guess so! Am I the sort of guy who'd think nothing of buying a loaf of bread, taking out two slices and buttering them and applying them to both sides of my head? Heck no! Why would you even ask?
And does the above point have any relevance whatsoever to this week's new album releases?
No Doubt: Push And Shove (Interscope) I would imagine to people of certain age, a No Doubt reunion—which strictly speaking this isn't, since they never officially went away—would be the height of happy happy good times, and you know what? It's not a bad thing at all! Ecstatic, bouncy pop, highlighted by theRead More »from No Doubt Vs. Green Day!